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Old 11-27-2008, 11:20 AM
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Smile Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am hoping everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving today. May God bless all of your lives with family, friends, good food, warm hearts, and, most of all, as pain free as possible of a day for us Spineys.

Let us be grateful for our many bounties and, let us be mindful of the needs of others.

Have a blessed day.

Terry Newton
1980 ruptured L4-L5
1988 ruptured SI-L5
1990 ruptured C5-C6
1994 ruptured C6-C7
1995 Hemi-Laminectomy C5-C6, C6-C7 Mayo Clinic
Bicycle Accident 2004
MRI, EMG, Facet Injections, Epidural Blocks, Lumbar Discogram.
Stenum Hospital Surgery November 4, 2006
Prestige Disc C5-C6, C6-C7
Maverick Disc S1-L5, L4-L5
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Terry, well said. I thank God for my lovely, supportive wife; living pain-free and the chance to get to know some of you good people.

Thought for the day: weigh yourself before you eat...then after! I'm not proud to admit it, but last year, the difference was FOUR pounds!

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Fell on my ***winter 2003, Canceled fusion April 6 2004
Reborn June 25th, 2004, L5-S1 ADR Charite in Boston
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:33 PM
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Great Thanksgiving blessing Terry! I'm surrounded by all of my children and grandchildren today so we're having a blast. But I mentioned "new found friends" of this support forum before dinner (I cooked) today.

Since I did the cooking, maybe we should have prayed after we ate........

I hope all are well, well fed and surrounded by their families.

04/06 L5/S1 Rupture
05/06 MRI shows DDD @ L2-S1
06/06 Diskectomy/ Laminotomy L5/S1
04/07 Recurrent Disc L5/S1
4 Ortho and 1 Neuro Surgeon, 5 MRIs, 1 EGM, 1 Myleogram & 11 EDIs later:
03/27/09 L4/5 & L5/S1 Maverick disc at Stenum
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:13 PM
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Well said Terry! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone has had a fabulous day regardless of pain levels.

Lets see, this year I'm thankful to have an awesome and very supportive family (including my boyfriends family), all the great people I've met through here, and my surgeon's skilled hands for helping me get a new lease on life for however long it lasts (hopefully a long long time).

I hope everyone also gets a great night of sleep thanks to their "turkey coma".

31 yrs old
Lumbar herniation L5/S1

- Did mild PT, some chiropractics and self regulated pain management since initial sports injury in Spring 1997.
- XRay and Bone Scan Jan/Feb 2007
- PT March to May 2007
- MRI Jan 2008
- Disco positive at L5/S1 Feb 2008
- ADR surgery at L5/S1 on June 23rd 2008 - Prodisc
- Recovery - so far so good!

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Old 11-28-2008, 02:40 AM
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Thanks Terry!

I am thankful for each day I have to spend with my family, with or without pain. I am thankful for this support group. It has helped me immeasurably.

I am thankful for chocolate, my drug of choice.
2001-L3-L4-L5-S1 Extruded disk material, Tarlov Cyst. (Fell while roller skating.)
C5-6 and C6-7 Bulged (Did overhead weights).
2007-Moved to Japan. Increased L4-L5 herniation on the plane.
2008-L4-L5 severely stenotic. Cervical cord compression picks up.
July 2008- Back to US - Micro-D at L4-L5 only.
10/27/08 2-level Mobi-C. Dr. Bertagnoli.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:30 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone,

We had Rock Cornish Game Hens so no turkey today. Tomorrow, travel to go eat Turkey with my husband's family.
This year, I cooked nothing. That was easier!

I am thankful for a Thanksgiving where I didn't think twice about sitting down and stuffing my face full of food and not worrying about back pain like I did last year.

hurt back lifting, herniated disc at L4/L5. DDD
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:04 AM
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I'm a little late; but Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with friends and family. I had a wonderful Holiday. I was able to see a lot of my and my husbands family. We both have very large families, so seeing all of them at once is impossible; but the ones we didn't see this weekend we will see at Christmas I am so thankful for my loving husband, mom and mother in law, who help me so much with my daughters. Thankful that God has given me so much.
I am so excited about Christmas, both of my girls are old enough to 'get it'. It is so fun watching it through their eyes. We put up the tree and got some of the outdoor lights up this weekend. I also did Black Friday shopping and had manageable pain over the last 5 days! God Bless You All!
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